A PICTURE OF YOU
Directed by J.P. Chan
Deaths in the family affect people differently, depending on what each individual knows from experience with the deceased. But sometimes things are complicated by what they don’t know. In A PICTURE OF YOU, two estranged siblings go through the belongings of their late mother only to uncover a photo that, through humor and repulsion, overturns their opinions of an otherwise angelic family member.
The siblings are Jen (Jo Mei) and Kyle (Andrew Pang) who drive to the outskirts home of their late mom (Jodi Long). The bubbling tension is palpable. Kyle resents Jen for not being there in the final days. Jen has other things on her mind, including two friends who are joining the siblings in the woods. The photo they find isn’t the only discovery they make during the ritualistic cleaning, and coming to terms with mother isn’t the only healing they will undertake.
First-time feature film director (and SDAFF regular) J.P. Chan draws from his personal experiences to deliver a tender, honest portrayal of a family entering its next stage. –Eric Lallana
Co-presented by: San Diego Art House Movies
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